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Donaldson homers for A's in 2-2 tie with White Sox

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White Sox 2, Athletics 2:

In Phoenix, Josh Donaldson hit his first home run of the spring and the Oakland Athletics tied the White Sox 2-2 in a game stopped after nine innings Sunday. Dan Straily and three Oakland relievers held the Sox to 3 hits.

White Sox starter Erik Johnson, who pitched 3 innings in his first start against Cleveland on Tuesday, threw 4 on Sunday. He gave up 4 hits and a run and struck out five.

"I felt pretty good," he said. "I worked ahead a little more this time around. I got double plays, which helped me out, kept my pitch count down. Overall it was a good outing."

Daniel Webb worked his first inning in relief for the White Sox. Webb, who is competing for a spot in the bullpen, missed a week for family reasons.

White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana reported no additional pain a day after taking a Gerardo Parra line drive off his left shin. Quintana hopes to make his next scheduled spring start Thursday.

Jeff Keppinger, recovering from a sore shoulder, was the White Sox' DH on Sunday. Manager Robin Ventura said he wants Keppinger to get at-bats before he returns to the infield later this week.

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